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Bent Festival is back in NYC. This Friday through Sunday. Last year we caught Archangel Constantini (MX) bending it like a mad scientist. This year there is a whole new line up, including Aa (Big A Little a), who knew they were big on bending, either way they’re fun to watch.

For all those who don’t know what circuit bending is, here’s a primer:

Circuit Bending Primer on  Youtube

—> Last minute picks!!
We’ve added 4 October events to our picks, 2 events THIS WEEKEND in New York (Friday/Saturday) and 2 more on October 25th & 26th in Paris and New York respectively… ALSO At the end of the email we added “Curious Notes”, a brief list of events that we’re curious about but haven’t scoped out.

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 5th – NYC
Dance Dance Library Revolution!
A Book Drive / Librarian Dance Party
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The Desk Set / Books Through Bars

No joke, the people at The Desk Set* have teamed up with Books Though Bars to collect books for prisoners as part of their “Dance Dance Library Revolution!” party. They’re specifically looking for paperback dictionaries and thesauruses*, so bring one in and get a free drink @ Enids in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. 10pm til 4am!

[*Books Though Bars does accept other books like African American, Latin American, Native American, and Mayan or Aztec History books, check their website below for more details. **About the Desk Set.." an informal group of librarians, archivists, library science students, and other individuals who love books"- from About Me, myspace.com/thedeskset]

Dance Dance Library Revolution – Dance party/book drive
FRIDAY, October 5 / 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
@ Enid’s
560 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
G train to Nassau or L train to Bedford
(at the corner of Driggs in Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Books Through Bars

http://abcnorio.org/affiliated/btb.html


The Desks Set (myspace page)

http://www.myspace.com/thedeskset

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th – NYC
David Byrne Presents: How New Yorkers Ride Bikes
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David Byrne: how New Yorkers Ride Bikes

As part of The New Yorker Festival David Byrne of the Talking Heads will host a “eclectic evening of music, discussion, film, readings, and surprises dedicated to the advancement of bicycling in New York City” Guest include Paul Steely White, Jan Gehl, Yves Béhar, Department of Transportation & the Department of Health, Buck Henry and Calvin Trillin, Classic Riders Bicycle Club, Young@Heart Chorus & a professional lock picker…

Saturday, October 6th, 7:30 p.m.
David Byrne Presents: How New Yorkers Ride Bikes
Town Hall ($16)
123 West 43rd Street

http://festival.newyorker.com/sat_event_list.cfm

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Thursday October 26 – PARIS
Projection: Robert Breer
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Robert Breer

Palais De Tokyo
presents Ugo Rondinone selection of films by American experimental animation master, Robert Breer.

Oct 26, @ 7:30 PM – PARIS
Palais De Tokyo
13, avenue du Président Wilson à PARIS
Métro Iéna / Bus 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92 / RER C, Pont de l’Alma

http://www.palaisdetokyo.com

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Friday October 26 – NYC
Halloween Critical Mass Bike Ride & After party
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Critical Mass New York October 2003

Surfing bike sites I came across Time’s Up’s website, the local promoter of Critical Mass. Critical Masses are city wide bike rides that meet once a month in cities around the world. In New York City they meet at 7pm, Union Square North every last Friday of the month, but this month is a little special, it’s a Halloween ride + a dance party afterwards! Wear your creepy costume and come ride! (vision impairing masks not recommended) Remember as their website state: “we [bicyclist] aren’t blocking traffic, We *are* traffic.” — Also For a list of Critical Mass events in your city, check Mike Bluejay’s Critical Mass Directory website, listing locations from Japan to Mexico.

Critical Mass Halloween Bike Ride (w/after party to follow)
Friday October 26
7pm, Union Square North

Halloween Dance Party Benefit
Friday, October 26th, 2007
Time: 8pm till late @ Time’s Up!
49 E. Houston St, bt Mott and Mulberry, NYC
sliding scale $10-$100

Times Up’s Ciritcal mass page:

http://times-up.org/index.php?page=critical-mass

Michael Bluejays Critical Mass Global info:

http://www.critical-mass.info

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A Curious Notes….
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Over The Opening – October 12th
On the second Friday of each month, from 8PM to 11PM, the artist
collective MTAA convert their N6th St. Brooklyn studio into a venue for
the presentation of time-based art. This month Michael Sarff.

http://tinjail.com/over_the_opening

Petitemort interview with MTAA

http://www.petitemort.org/issue02/18/

Nightmares in Red, Yellow, and Blue
Drawings, painting, and sculpture from Amsterdam’s three musketeers,
Dylan Graham, Fendry Ekel, Folkert de Jong.
Exhibition Dates: October 7 – November 25, 2007
Museum Dhondt Dhaenens

http://www.museumdd.be

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That’s all… for now!
Editors @ petite Mort

http://www.petitemort.org

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Friday March 9th – Wed May 14th:
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Maya Meet at university of Texas in Austin

Maya Meet 2007
The River Cities: Yaxchilan, Piedras Negras, Pomona

University of Texas at Austin
Department of Art and Art History
Austin, TX 78712

Maya Meet at UT in Austin

Times: Check website for details. Friday, Sat, Sun, presentations and forums; Mon, Tues, Wed reserved for specialized Workshops.

Admission: Per event, check website for details. The Mayan Glyphs Workshops run from Monday through Wednesday, are offered per course registration fee.

Every year scholars and students of Meso-American culture meet in Austin to discuss new findings in the field. In addition to the presentations and forums specialized workshops are offered as a crash course to the deciphering Mayan writing. Beginners to advanced classes are available.

The focus of the 2007 Maya Meetings at Texas is the Usumacinta River region (Southern Mexico, Western Guatemala), looking at both ancient sites and contemporary issues.

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Saturday March 10th:
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Tujiko Noriko at Tonic NYC

Tujiko Noriko live at Tonic, NYC

Tujiko Noriko
Tonearm
Onda

Tonic
107 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets)
New York, NY 10002

Sat, Mar 10th
8:00 PM
Ticket Price: $10

Tujiko Noriko’s Blog

Tujiko Noriko is “a Japanese avant-pop, experimental musician, sometimes compared to múm, or Björk.” -wikipedia. Otherwise a vital member of the European Tomlab and Mego labels.

For her solo albums on Mego, Tujiko Noriko has worked at fusing digital sounds into pop-song forms, but not as some quaint modernist exercise, rather as some raw, enveloping, loving artistic craft. Now much more confident vocally, she assumes a profoundly expressive position as a singer and is much closer to pop music than ever before. -Tomlab

Tonearm: “Tonearm is the stage name of Ilia Bis, a refugee from academia (he did graduate work in sound analysis and synthesis at the University of Chicago) who was born in Russia and grew up in Moscow. Tonearm mixes computer technology with rock-solid songwriting. There’s a little bit of Syd Barrett, a little bit of John Lennon, and whole lot of heartrending loneliness in his work.” — The New Yorker

Aki Onda: Aki Onda is a self-taught electronics musician, composer and producer, as well as a photographer. Onda works in the field of electro-acoustic, sound art, and improvised music. Known initially as a producer, Onda currently performs with multiple cassette recorders and electronics, using field-recording sounds that he has recorded himself as a diary.

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Thursday March 22nd -April 28th:
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Lamar Peterson - Baby 2005

Lamar Peterson, new work

Frederiks & Freiser
536 W. 24th Street
New York, NY

New work by Lamar Peterson, petitemort focus in 03: My Own Private Wonderland

“Lamar Peterson’s paintings tend to depict the suburban everyman (specifically the black suburban everyman and his nuclear family) in tableaux of pastoral leisure. His characters sport enormous smiles that beam out from their utopian settings, conveying at once a sense of child-like wonder and vacant plasticity. Yet this is a dream world, casual horror abounds¨faces melt, water rises up, unearthly creatures play with the children.” -Fredericks & Feiser

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Wednesday March 28th:
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2 panels on the same day at 2 different schools just blocks from each other, how can we choose?!?!

Beyond the Images: Understanding Graphic Design w/ Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic

New School University
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
55 W. 13th St

Wed, Mar 28
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ticket Price: Free

Book and record covers, posters, packages, labels and logos – graphic design surrounds us, conveying messages and promoting products. But good design is often complex and multilayered, the result of myriad influences and inspirations. Join leading design gurus Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic as they dissect the hidden meanings behind modern graphic design. Learn how to build on your own unique inspiration and talents to create a fulfilling career in this fascinating field. Heller is sr. art director of the New York Times, author, editor, and coauthor of more than 100 books on graphic design, illustration, and pop culture. Ilic is a Bosnia-born illustrator and designer and was art director for Time magazine’s international edition and art director of the New York Times Op-Ed pages. He has coauthored three books with Steven Heller.

Moderated by Christopher Mount, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs.
Presented by the Department of Exhibitions and Public Programs.

Ticket Info: RSVP: visit Center for Communication, or email info@cencom.org, or call 212-686-5005.

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HOT BUTTON SERIES
The “It” Factor: What Makes Something Hot?

Sponsored by The New Museum
Presented by The Cooper Union

Cooper Union
The Great Hall
7 East 7th Street @ 3rd Avenue,
New York, NY 10003
Time: March 28, 6:30-8:00PM

The “It” Factor will take a hard look at the zeitgeist, magic, and the pragmatic construction of charisma in the worlds of art, architecture, design and fashion.

The last in the 3 part series of panel discussions at The Cooper Union w/ New Museum’s new curatorial team. Past panel topics were: Passion: For Love or Money?; Location, Location, Location: Is Provincial a Bad Word?

Panelist include: Clarissa Dalrymple (talent scout), Mayer Rus (design editor, House and Garden), Francesco Vezzoli (multimedia artist) and Anthony Vidler (dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union), who will examine the zeitgeist, magic and pragmatic construction of charisma. Laura Hoptman (senior curator, the New Museum)

Twice this month art and music are a lovely couple on the weeknights of Wednesday Nov.1 & Monday Nov. 13th. Enjoy!

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Marden's Vine at Moma
Brice Marden’s Vine, left wall MoMa atrium

Plane Image: A Conversation with Brice Marden
Wednesday, November 1, 6:00 p.m.
MoMa, Titus 1. Brice Marden and Gary Garrels, curator of the exhibition, discuss the artist’s work and the exhibition. Tickets: adults $10, members $8, students $5 at Ticketweb. More info on Museum of Modern Art New York website: MoMa calendar

Fantasy’s Core in NYC
Japanese band in NYC’s Pussy Cat Lounge at 8pm.
Fantasy’s Core myspace page
Manband From Japan petiteMort issue2, #12

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The Weather Project
The Weather Project © Olafur Eliasson Photo © 2003 Tate, London
The Spectacle of Contemporary Perception
Monday, November 6, 5:30 p.m. The MoMa ,The Celeste Bartos Theater.
Doug Aitken and Olafur Eliasson discuss their collaboration on a large-scale site installation and changes in perception within the society of spectacle. Tickets: adults $10, members $8, students $5 at Ticketweb. More info on Museum of Modern Art New York website: MoMa Adult and Education program calendar

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White Magic
White Magic: Sleepy Doug Shaw, Mira Billotte. Photo by Jason Frank Rothenberg

Todd P. presents: White Magic record release party w/Entrance & Cause Co-Motion
Friday November 10th, 8pm @ The Syrup Room 100 Ingraham St @ Knickerbocker (Brooklyn, L train to Morgan) , $8

NEW DATE and NEW LOCATION for this show, it has been moved up to Friday. Don’t miss it! Mira Billotte will put a spell on you!

White Magic
Entrance
Cause Co-Motion
Day by Day @ ERMP 2004 interview & photos on petiteMort
toddpnyc.com

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Ice by Luc Tuymans
Luc Tuymans, Ice, 1992, oil on linen, collection Kunsthalle Bern

An Artists Panel w/ Francesco Clemente, Luc Tuymans, et. al.
Monday, November 13, 6:00 p.m. MoMa, Titus 2.
Artists discuss the impact of Brice Marden’s work through individual presentations and a conversation moderated by Gary Garrels, curator of the exhibition. Tickets: adults $10, members $8, students $5 at Ticketweb. More info on Museum of Modern Art New York website: MoMa calendar

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Ny Art Book Fair and How Cares book cover

WHO CARES Book Launch Party
The NY Art Book Fair (FREE)
Friday, November 17, 5-7 PM
548 West 22nd Street
Creative Time’s book launch party of WHO CARES with the artists and writers from the book. WHO CARES brought together 37 artists, curators, and scholars for 3 intimate dinners to discuss art and social action today. Featuring: Doug Ashford, Julie Ault, Gregg Bordowitz, Tania Bruguera, Paul Chan, Mel Chin, Dean Daderko, Peter Eleey, Coco Fusco, Chitra Ganesh, Deborah Grant, Hans Haacke, K8 Hardy, Sharon Hayes, Emily Jacir, Ronak Kapadia, Byron Kim, Steve Kurtz, Julian LaVerdiere, Lucy Lippard, Marlene McCarty, John Menick, Helen Molesworth, Anne Pasternak, Heather Peterson, Paul Pfeiffer, Patricia C. Phillips, Michael Rakowitz, Ben Rodriguez-Cubeñas, Martha Rosler, Ralph Rugoff, Amy Sillman, Allison Smith, Kiki Smith, David Levi Strauss, Nato Thompson, and The Yes Men.

The launch will include a cartoon concert by graphic novelist Seth Tobocman and band; an audio work by artist and curator Mark Tribe and Iraqi food prepared by artist Michael Rakowitz. Books will be available at the event, as well as online at Creative Time’s Online Store and in bookstores worldwide, distributed by D.A.P. Buy used on Amazon, Who Cares.

The NY Art Book Fair
548 West 22nd Street (10th & 11th Aves), New York City
Friday & Saturday, November 17 – 18, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, November 19, 11am – 5pm
Admission to the fair is FREE.

The first annual fair of contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists’ books, art periodicals, and ‘zines offered for sale by over 70 international publishers, booksellers, and antiquarian dealers. New York Art Book Fair is organized by Printed Matter, Inc.

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Saturday November 18th:
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Paul Chan, Baghdad In No Particular Order, 2003
Baghdad In No Particular Order, Paul Chan, photograph 2003

The Atlantic: The Art Of Disarmament
Day of Ideas: PAUL CHAN & KATHY KELLY

New York Public Library – LIVE presents
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, NY, NY 10018
Sat Nov-18 at 5:30PM – Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

New York artist and activist Paul Chan spent a month in Iraq with Kathy Kelly and the Nobel Peace Prize-nominated organization Voices in the Wilderness immediately prior to the start of the war. He speaks with her about their work, her recent visits to the Middle East, and the Poetics of nonviolence.

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Fast Food Nation in Theaters
Richard Linklater’s (Scanner Darkly, Waking Life, Tape) adaptation of the novel Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser: a no-holds-barred exploration of the fast food industry that ultimately revealed the dark side of the “All American Meal”. Fast Food Nation website, Fast Food Nation on IMDB., Fast Food Nation book review by The New York Times.

Lansign-Direden’sD.I. by D.D.” hit’s stores. lansing-dreiden.com

Wow- big day for performance art… We discovered an all-star trinity of recommended events tonight that will have you zipping to mid-town, the East Village and finally Lower East Side, all in name of performance art -sort of… (*drum roll*)

Nikki S. Lee, The Exotic Dancers Project
(zoom+) Nikki S. Lee, The Exotic Dancers Project, 2000, Fujiflex print, 21-1/4×28-1/4 inches

First off, as you know, we are big fans of photographer Nikki S. Lee since our post Nikki S. Lee Project Tracker, tonight the editors here will attend the WORLD PREMIER of Nikki S. Lee’s a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee at the Museum of Modern Art in New York at 6:30pm. The screening will be presented by Nikki S. Lee herself, or will it be someone else who looks just like her? You never know with Nikki S. Lee!! Anyhow her film is a kind of behind the scenes of the her life as the artist, who at the same time is making the film about herself -a conundrum I know, but bear with us, I’m sure it will be interesting to see how she pulls this off.

Nikki S. Lee, Part 39
(zoom+) Nikki S. Lee, Part 39, 2003, C-print mounted on aluminium 22×40 inches

a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee. 2006. USA.
Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, NY. 60 min. World premiere.
$10 adults, Free with museum admission.
Thursday, October 5, 6:30 (presented by Lee). T1
Friday, October 6, 8:00
Saturday, October 7, 2:00. T2
More info: MoMa presents aka Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee on Soda #28 Asia-alias.net

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After the Nikki S. Lee film at the MoMa grab the 6 train or a taxi down to Anthology Film Archives in the East Village to catch Cory Arcangel’s performance/video??. I tried calling Anthology Film Archives and asked them what this performance is about and they seem to have no clue either, they just said that it might be 2-3hrs long. Not much is posted on Cory Arcangel’s site either, it’s a gamble, but one that’s worth not missing.

Cory Arcangel

Untitled Translation Exercise
a feature – length program
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave. at 2nd Street
THUR OCT 5, 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
FREE FREE FREE!

tiny bit more info: Cory’s Arcangel’s website
Legacy Hackster, petiteMort’s interview with Cory Arcangel

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Once you’ve had enough of the low-tech madness that Cory serves up with his high-tech expertise, head further downtown to another free event at Tonic where the mysterious art group/band/publishers Lansing-Dreiden will be the main selectors tonight. L-D Section II will be spinning “booty-shaking gothic grooves,” oh and don’t forget to check their new exhibit opening later this month October 20th at Rivington Arms.

Lansing-Dreiden

Thursday night, Oct. 5th
11PM till closing
Admission: FREE

Tonic (Sub-Tonic is downstairs)
107 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002